Power Savers FAQ

What is Power Savers?
  • Power Savers is an optional program for residential and small commercial electric customers who have eligible smart thermostats connected to their air conditioning.

  • When summer temperatures climb, demand for electricity increases. Power Savers is designed to help reduce high electricity—or peak—demand. Reducing peak demand can help control costs for all customers long term and reduce energy demand.

  • Participants agree to brief, limited adjustments of their thermostats during peak electric demand periods from June 1 through October 31. Enrolled customers can anticipate at least one adjustment and a maximum of 20 adjustments per summer. Peak demand periods for adjustments typically occur on especially hot days. Adjustments will not occur on holidays. Adjustments of up to 4 degrees may occur on non-holiday weekdays or weekends between the hours of 1 – 10pm PT and will last no longer than 4 hours.

  • Participants will receive a $65 gift card (one per household) after being accepted into the program.

  • Participants may also be eligible for an annual participation incentive (one per household), depending on the percentage of your participation in the total demand response events in the season, as defined below:

    • Less than 25% participation is not eligible for an annual participation incentive

    • 25% to 75% participation earns a $60 annual participation incentive

    • Greater than 75% participation earns a $120 annual participation incentive

How do I know if I’m eligible to enroll?

To be eligible to enroll, you must:

  • Be a LADWP residential or small commercial electric customer.

  • Use an eligible internet-connected thermostat for cooling.

What is my enrollment incentive?

Participants will receive a one-time $65 gift card per thermostat after being accepted into the program.

When will I receive the $65 gift card for enrolling in the program?

You will receive your $65 gift card per thermostat within 4 to 6 weeks of being accepted. Limit of one gift card per household.

How do I receive the annual participation incentive?

You may be eligible to receive one gift card per household at the end of the summer season depending on the percentage of your participation in the total demand response events in the season, as defined below:

  • Less than 24% participation is not eligible for an annual participation incentive

  • 25% - 74% participation earns a $60 annual participation incentive

  • Greater than 75% participation earns a $120 annual participation incentive

Which thermostats qualify for the program?

Provider

Approved Thermostats

Alarm.com

Radio Thermostat CT30, CT80, CT100; Trane ComfortLink Control; RCS Z-Wave Communicating Thermostat; GoControl Z-wave Thermostat; Alarm.com Smart Thermostat; 2GIG Z-Wave Plus™ Battery Powered Thermostat; Trane Z-Wave Thermostat; Linear Thermostat; Smart Thermostat HD (ADC T40K-HD)

ecobee

ecobee3, ecobee3 Lite, ecobee4, ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control, Smart Thermostat Enhanced, Smart Thermostat Premium

Sensi

Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat, Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat, Sensi Lite Smart Thermostat, Sensi Touch 2 Smart Thermostat

Honeywell Home

T5+ Smart Thermostat, T6 Pro Smart Thermostat, T9 Smart Thermostat, T10 Smart Thermostat

Honeywell TCC

Wi-Fi Smart Color Thermostat, Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, Wi-Fi 9000 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, 9000 Smart Thermostat, 7-Day Programmable Smart Thermostat, VisionPro 8000 Smart Thermostat, Round Smart Thermostat

Lux

LUX/GEO, LUX KONO

Google Nest

Google Nest Thermostat, Google Nest Learning Thermostat, Google Nest Thermostat E

Vivint

Radio Thermostat CT100 with Vivint Go!Control Panel

Where can I find the Terms & Conditions for this program?

You can find the program terms and conditions for all thermostat providers below:

Provider

Terms and Conditions

Alarm.com

Terms & Conditions

ecobee

Terms & Conditions

Google Nest

Terms & Conditions

Sensi

Terms & Conditions

Honeywell Home

Terms & Conditions

Lux

Terms & Conditions

Vivint

Terms & Conditions

How do I sign up for the Power Savers program?
  • Visit www.enrollmythermostat.com/LADWP

  • Confirm your eligibility by answering these three questions:

    • 1. Are you a LADWP residential or small commercial electric customer?

    • 2. Do you use an eligible , internet-connected thermostat to control your central air conditioning?

    • 3. Will you allow LADWP to make short, low-impact thermostat adjustments of 1 – 4 degrees Fahrenheit on high energy usage days (up to 20 adjustment events per season)?

  • If you answer yes to these three questions, please choose whether you have a thermostat to enroll.

    • If you have an existing thermostat, please select your thermostat among the eligible models.

    • Click the Enroll Now button to go to your thermostat’s enrollment site, where you will follow a series of simple steps to enroll.

  • Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will be enrolled in the program and notified via the email you used during account registration. LADWP is partnering with EnergyHub to deliver the Power Savers program. Program participants should be sure to add ladwp@energyhub.com and powersaversprogram@ladwp.com to their address book to receive all program-related emails.

How will I know that a temperature adjustment is in progress?

Depending on your thermostat provider, notifications may appear on the thermostat or in your web or mobile application.

How will my thermostat be adjusted?
  • At the start of an adjustment event, your thermostat will be automatically adjusted up to four degrees above the current thermostat temperature.

  • The adjustment will typically last no more than four hours on non-holiday weekdays and weekends and will occur between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m.

  • Once the temperature adjustment is over, your thermostat will return to its normal set point and/or schedule.

  • In some cases, your thermostat may be adjusted down 3 degrees prior to an adjustment event to precool your home.

  • You can opt out of an event at any time from your mobile device, web browser or thermostat. When you opt-out of the event you also are opting out of the temperature adjustment.

  • Adjustment events will only affect the temperature by a few degrees, with minimal impact on comfort. You can easily opt out of an event at any time, for any reason. Your participation is voluntary and you will retain control of your thermostat.

Am I allowed to opt out of thermostat adjustment events?

Yes. At any time during an event, you can opt out from your thermostat, mobile device or web app.

Does opting out of the pre-cool opt me out of the thermostat adjustment event?

For the majority of devices, when you opt out of the pre-cool, you are also opting out of the temperature adjustment. If you own an ecobee device you must also opt out of the temperature adjustment.

How do I unenroll from the Power Savers program?

Send an email to powersaversprogram@ladwp.com requesting to end your participation. Un-enrolling will end your participation for all of your enrolled thermostats. Once you unenroll, you will not receive the annual participation incentive.

What if I have additional questions about the program?